2020 Lake County High School Puerto Rico Service Program
Recipe: Start with a picturesque tropical island, sprinkle in perfect white sand beaches and turquoise water, add lush rainforest and bioluminescent bays and stir in islets, rushing rivers, coral reefs and misty mountains. Let sit for centuries, and then mix in indigenous cultures, Spanish colonizers, waves and forced and unforced visitors, salsa music, delicious roasted pig and pinchos, a buzzing metropolis, tranquil surf towns, rum, baseball and a complicated relationship with a super power neighbor. Serve with a short flight, no need for passport or foreign currency, and enjoy! Puerto Rico offers the perfect meal to any explorer hungry for a tropical island, improving their Spanish with friendly, passionate neighbors and losing themself in the “Land of Enchantment.”
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends
Watch a local baseball game
Relax and unwind on picturesque white sand beaches
Hike to hidden waterfalls in the rainforest
Immerse yourself in Puerto Rican culture, food, language, art, history, and nature
Explore el Yunque, the only tropical rain forest in the US National Forest System
Enjoy a photographic scavenger hunt in San Juan's famous Old Town
We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group.[table “” not found /]
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I was very concerned about my daughter who has a peanut allergy travelling to a foreign country for the first time without us. Walking Tree was very sensitive to my concerns and reassured me that this is something they could handle and they did! I would send her again in a heartbeat. Thank you Walking Tree.
Parent of Emilie, traveler on 2018 Service Program to Costa Rica
Your Adventure Includes
Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on the itinerary.
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